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Snowdonia Marathon 2015

Posted: Yesterday at 00:10

Oops.  Didn't think of that, Chrissi ...


Snowdonia Marathon 2015

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 02:12

I rely on this forum to keep me on the straight and narrow.

Very timely link from The LG!

Snowdonia Marathon 2015

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 19:38

Thanks for that link, The LG!!  I hadn't actually got around to entering Run to the Castle ultra and I discovered only six places left!

Five now ...

Might Contain Nuts - The Welsh Trail Running Series 2015

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 09:35

Dank - if you suspect it's torn rest is the only option.  If not I presume you're stretching and icing, etc?  Certainly Brecon will be a big strain on the calves with all the uphills.  Leave it to the last minute to decide.

Or you might be able to get your place transferred to Round 3 in September (which I'm doing)?

Snowdonia Marathon 2015

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 23:56

100 mara club vest and buff have come in last few days.  It will be very special putting them on for the first time.  Hard to believe in many ways.  I was rubbish at athletics at school, in fact any sport really.

Thinking about it, I still am rubbish ...

I'm in no hurry to get to 200 (unlike brer  r ..)

Bring on the Brutal Midnight Mountain Marathon!  (I'll be doing it without the optional 35lb Bergen.)

Might Contain Nuts - The Welsh Trail Running Series 2015

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 23:48

Still looking forward to this?  Not long to go now ...

Sudden drop in fitness (breathlessness)

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 00:14

Are you wheezing?  Does your chest feel tight during or after running?

If so could be asthma.  But I'd get it checked out with your GP.

Snowdonia Marathon 2015

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 13:02

Sorry to hear that news, Chrissi. A sensible if hard choice.  You'll need to build up the distance again over a long period.

legend - Vale Coastal sounded very interesting and the sort of event I would do.  I didn't know of it but anyway I was coming back from USA that day.  One for next year. It's not going to be long before there are races that cover the whole of the Wales Coast Path!

Race to the Stones 2015

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 00:58

I could try to help with information about the course, though.  

I would also suggest having an extra layer to put on as you go into the night, and even a hat and gloves. The Downs seem to be very cold at night, in August anyway, and you're generally not moving as quickly.

You'd probably get away with road shoes if it's dry, although there are boggy bits in places.  A word of warning: if it is wet any exposed chalky surfaces are very slippery, lethal to run on.

There isn't much scope for getting lost as long as you are following the signposts with white acorns on and not the ones indicating public footpaths, permissive paths, bridleways, byways open to all traffic, etc, which unfortunately all look the same after dark ...

Race to the Stones 2015

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 00:41

I've not done this event before but I am looking at it.  It's hard not to compare it unfavourably with the Ridgeway Challenge which is over the full 86 miles in late August and which I've done four times so far. The downside of course is that you have to run 86 miles instead of 62!

This event seems more commercialised (and expensive) and its hard to find the information you want amongst the mass of marketing blurb on the website.  Those neat rows of tents at half way are also a bit offputting!!

The travel logistics are certainly difficult.  I try to use public transport whenever I can but it would be hard to do here.

In point-to-point races I would always recommend parking at the finish and taking transport, if provided, to the start.  This involves a much earlier start to the day but worth it at the other end of the day.  Nothing worse than hanging around for the transport to take you back to the start, or the stress of missing the last transport back.  But parking at the finish here would involve a middle of the night departure from the finish for most people.  I would probably do the 100K in about 16 hours and after a shower and something to eat and a chat would find myself having to drive home at about 0200 which isn't ideal.

Hope you all find arrangements that work for you!

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